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Case Study 2

Case Study 2 - Boris Demonjic IART 117"The Shoah Case Study...

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Boris Demonjic 11/1/2007 IART 117 “The Shoah” Case Study Two Expressionism is a methodology that tries to depict the inner emotions and events in the art work. Rather than a realistic portrayal, expressionism focuses on the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse (Art Movements). The expressionistic artist wants to grab our attention emotionally. He wants his audience to feel something inner while viewing his art. He accomplishes this aim through distortion, exaggeration, color strength, and violent colors. In simplest terms, expressionism is about emotion, feelings are what counts. Expressionism is believed to have started with a series of paintings by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh from the last year and a half of his life. His painting "The Starry Night," is one of the first expressionist pieces, and one of the most famous. At the time of painting “The Starry Night” Van Gogh was at the last few moments of his life, which is why he painted such emotional pieces, thus creating the first forms of expressionism. Some more recent examples of expressionistic artists include Belgian painter and printmaker James Ensor, relying on a strong sense of isolation in his works. The Norwegian painter Edward Munch dealt with different fears. In the years just around 1910 the expressionistic approach that was started by Van Gogh,
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